Hi everyone! My name is Paola and I am a part of the awesome team here at FFR. A little bit about me, I am a Miami native, 19 years old, and currently attend the University of Miami (Go Canes!) double majoring in Political Science and International Studies. In all honesty, before joining the team I knew next to nothing about real estate like most people my age. However, I had always been interested in learning more about an industry that is so integral in my city.
When I first started working here, it was quite an adjustment. There were so many moving parts in all transactions and no two transactions were ever the same. Luckily, between my great teachers in both Michelle and Kevin, and my own quick thinking I am on the road to becoming a real estate pro.
Real estate is much more than just learning the terms used in contracts, it is about knowing the value of nurturing relationships. In reality, most great deals happen before properties are even on the market. So, to find great deals in this hot market, it is necessary to be consistent in nurturing your network. After all, your network is your net worth! If you don’t market yourself, how are people supposed to know that you are a player in the game?
In Miami, you are also valued based on your experience with the city. Miami is a global city and not just anyone can navigate it. That is what makes us different here at FFR. Our team is full of people who live, sleep, and breathe the 305. That hole in the wall restaurant in the Grove? Been there, done that. The BBQ place in Miami Lakes? Already on the list of places to visit. This love and appreciation is something that is overlooked, but that is what makes the difference to our clients. Anyone can find a cool listing on the internet, but a person that is well-versed in South Florida can make sure that that listing doesn’t have any skeletons in the closet by just looking at the pictures.
Although I am still working on learning the ins and outs of the real estate market, I am excited to continue to fall in love with Miami and all it has to offer!